Microsoft Imagine Web Store Maintenance

The Microsoft Imagine web store will undergo system maintenance Tuesday, May 15, 2018 from 6:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m.

New downloads will be unavailable during this time; however, programs that have already been installed will not be affected by this maintenance.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or

NVivo Plus Now Available

UA upgraded its agreement with NVivo to now offer NVivo Plus.  NVivo Plus offers all of the functionality of NVivo Pro, but with the addition of powerful social network and research automation tools for deeper understanding of social themes and sentiments. The upgrade is automatically amended, no action is required of the user.

Learn more and get started with NVivo at If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

NVivo 12 Now Available

NVivo 12 is now available to UA students, faculty and staff. Users can download the software on the OIT website – Users can click the Download NVivo button, accept the terms and conditions, and then they will receive the download link and current license keys. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555.

Spirion Now Available

Spirion data security software is now available to all UA faculty and staff. Spirion is a proactive cyber security tool that searches University owned machines and storage for sensitive data such as social security numbers, credit card numbers, and a variety of other data elements. Faculty and staff can download and install the software on the OIT website.

Texthelp Now Available

OIT is excited to share that TextHelp tools are now available to UA students, faculty, staff and departments. Texthelp offers a collection of Mac and PC desktop software, Google Chrome apps and extensions, and iOS and Android apps that support reading, writing, language learning, and STEM subjects. Texthelp tools include Read&Write, EquatIO and Snapverter.

Texthelp software is licensed for use on both personal and University-owned machines and devices. Students, faculty and staff can download and install programs at

Adobe Creative Cloud Now Available to UA Faculty and Staff

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce that Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to UA faculty and staff at no cost! Adobe Creative Cloud is a design suite that includes apps like Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and more! Faculty and staff can sign up for an Adobe Enterprise account by visiting the Tech Tab on myBama. There are a few steps to the account creation and download process, so please follow our guidelines to ensure a successful installation.

If you currently have an Adobe Account with your email address, we ask that you move to the new enterprise account in order to obtain the same great creative cloud applications at no cost!

Check out our frequently asked questions, and contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or with additional questions.


EndNote X8 Now Available

Your favorite citation manager just got better! OIT is excited to provide the new software EndNote X8 to students, faculty and staff at UA.

This new version of EndNote features better collaboration tools, and it is also more user friendly. EndNote X8 is compatible with Windows 7 to Windows 10, as well as Mac OS Yosemite to Mac OS Sierra. The new software is also now compatible with Microsoft Word 2016.

The new EndNote X8 features clear, intuitive and identifiable icons in the tool bar that are consistent across both Macs and PCs. EndNote X8 also offers new reference syncing and merging technologies. To see a demonstration of EndNote X8, check out EndNote Training’s YouTube Channel.

EndNote is a citation management software that allows users to create customized libraries of references, and automatically create citations and bibliographies matching the requirements of the selected journal or style manual. Users can install EndNote on any personal or UA machine, and Endnote can also be accessed anywhere by using EndNote Online. Visit to learn more!


OIT Now Supports Mac OS Sierra

After months of rigorous testing for compatibility with UA software, OIT now supports the new Mac OS Sierra.  The update is not mandatory, users can continue utilizing El Capitan or previous versions supported by Apple. If you experience any difficulty through or after the update, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555. Please note that Cannon copiers might require a driver upgrade to communicate with the new OS.



JMP 13 Now Available to UA Students & Faculty

The University of Alabama Office of Information Technology is excited to release JMP 13 Academic Suite to UA students and faculty.

JMP Academic Suite is a graphical statistical program that offers exploratory data analysis. JMP is a SAS product, and the Academic Suite includes JMP, JMP Pro and SAS Simulation Studio.

The JMP Academic Suite may only be used for teaching and research purposes. Each year users must load a new SAS installation date file and agree to new terms and conditions. The software is compatible with both PCs and Macs.

JMP is offering several upcoming webinars, which can be found on our website, to showcase new technology and features within JMP 13. To learn more, register for a webinar or to download the software, please visit

If you have any questions, or need help downloading the software, please contact the IT Service Desk at 205-348-5555 or